So I'm ready to go skiing. Didn't do any downhill skiing last season. Eff that action. I picked up new boards to incentivize my bike weenie ass back out on the slopes:
Plus a helmet so I won't die from a brain injury after one of my yard sale crashes:
I still have my boots from 2006, I really like them.
I may be a Cat 4 on the road, but I'm a Cat 2 on the slopes. If I could get those Nyack Ride idiots on a ski slope I'd shred them all. Up to a point. No more hard core bumps for Uncle Pcad. But I do enjoy the 40+ mph multi G GS turns and the high speed non stop blasts down the mountain on the world cup Hunter ice and hard pack. These new boards would be very adept at handling the occasional powder/junk shot we get around here, they're so much fatter than any ski I've ever had. But they are supposedly Volkl's frontside mountain carver. They sound reasonably high performance but also forgiving and fun. I really like a high causality ski I can load up, that usually makes them easy to do quick turns with as well. For years I raced Nastar and had 205cm GS Rossis. Now I'm on 176 cm Volkls. I had 175 cm Volkl Superstar 5 stars for the last 6 years. Those latter skis are actually in great shape, I have them up on eBay now (with the Marker bindings).